Wednesday, March 28, 2018

First Bust Painted

A couple of years back, I took a painting class with Banshee (Spanish painter, Alfonso Giraldes). All the students who took the class got one of his resin busts to paint up. Well, I finally got around to painting mine.

Alfonso is famous in miniatures painting circles for his hashtag #fucksmoothness. His philosophy is that for something to look real, it needs to have harsh tones and a lot of unexpected colour noise in it. I'm not nearly as adventurous in my painting as he is, but I tried to take his lesson to heart and add in more harsh colour than I would normally use in this sort of exercise. Not altogether successful, but I think I'm starting to move in the right direction with this first attempt at larger scale painting.

Last night we had a packed paint/hobby night down in the basement. 8 friends showed up for building, painting and photography. Lots of fun.

Finally, a humbling moment. A friend at work asked if I could paint up a western figure for his Deadlands campaign. I said sure, I'd help him out, but then discovered it was a 3D printed figure with super-soft detail in the print job. I'll admit, this was very tough to work on. We rely so much on good sculpts to prop up our painting. When you get a very softly-detailed figure, it's nearly impossible to achieve good results. Regardless, as promised: painted and delivered. Certainly, a half-hearted attempt. Won't do that again!

'Til next time.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Orcs for Shadespire

Shadespire continues to dominate my painting table.

This week I was able to get the Orc warband out.

A lot of my friends have painted their Orcs up with black and/or yellow armor. So I went natural, dirty and rusted metal for mine. Nothing special, but they get the job done!

'Til next time.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Skaven for Shadespire

Shadespire continues to be my favourite boardgames release for the past year. I've been picking up the expansions as they've been released. A couple of weeks back, the Skaven warband came out, and I was very excited to get my hands on them

As I've come to expect from the Shadespire games, these sculpts are off the charts awesome. They were easy to assemble, and fun to paint as always.

I think the Orc team will be next. Stay tuned.

'Til next time.